Anaesthesia for surgical correction of fractured femoral neck A comparison of three techniques



Sixty patients with fractured neck of femur and scheduled for surgical correction were randomly allocated to receive one of three anaesthetic techniques: general anaesthesia; spinal analgesia; psoas compartment block. The patients in the local anaesthetic groups also received a light general anaesthetic. There was little difference in the pre-, intra- and postoperative events, and no difference in postoperative mortality.